The riding from the Lakes through Yorkshire to the Peak District was tough, REALLY tough. We found ourselves following the Tour de France route of a couple of years ago, the scenery was typical Yorkshire – steep, green, hilly farmland, sliced up by crumbling dry-stone walls. Sheep wandered in the road and tractors chugged along … More Snaking our way back home
We touched down in Glasgow after a long but uneventful day of travel, we were excited to be on home soil and more so to see some familiar faces. We stayed a couple of nights with Stu and Gill and their daughter Ayla, age-old friends whom we hadn’t seen for some time. They spoiled us … More The familiarity of home
The weather has been a little off and on over the past week so we opted to stay in one spot. We’ve done a couple more hikes, visited Banff and wound down our time here in a relaxed manner… Other than gate crashing a kayak festival! We’ve been staying just outside Canmore and found ourselves caught … More Kayaks, beer and chainsaws
We’ve made it clear in previous posts that Canada really is beautiful. But it takes a bit of effort to find the true beauty of this huge country. It’s not the cycling that makes it, in fact we’d probably avoid coming back on another cycling trip unless it was off road. There’s way too much … More The path less traveled
Cycling in Banff and Jasper National Parks is like driving your convertible through a safari with the roof down – the lions are probably content with their steak dinner but it will still put you on edge. Here the bears seem to have a plentiful supply of berries but cyclist could easily be on the … More There’s a bear over there!
Well yes, actually it is! Riding through British Columbia and now Alberta is a lot like riding through an issue of national geographic – lakes dazzle unreal colours mirroring forest and glaciers, opening up the already huge skies, making the daunting scenery seem twice the size. We leave Merritt and the retro airstream trailer that … More Is that lake really that colour?
After spending a few rainy days in the warmth of yet more of Craigs family we headed out of whistler, unsure of what the following days would bring and a little out of shape after so much time off in Seattle and Vancouver. Luckily we have a soft wind blowing us up the valley. The … More British Columbia – an identity crisis?
The first few days arriving in Vancouver were drizzly and grey, we took this as a good excuse to do nothing more than sit on a sofa, eat cake and watch films. After eleven months living primarily in a tent and moving constantly if felt really good to do nothing. Since then we’ve been exploring … More Vancouver, lazy days and party nights
It’s another scorching day in the Texas sun. Nothing new, really, but I’m not used to the hills yet. It’s been almost two years since my last big bicycle tour and let’s just say that a lot of southwestern barbecue has passed my lips since then. I’ve been pedaling for just five days when I … More The Didactic Road